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New UK counter-terror laws come into force today – watch those clicks, people. You see, terrorist propag... NOOO! Alexa ignore us!

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Ah...."terrorist"....another weasel word used to frighten the citizenry....

Let's see now....what about all the "terrorists" who graduated to being "elder statesmen"....

- Martin McGuiness (IRA)

- Eamon de Valera (IRA)

- Yasser Arafat (PLO)

- Nelson Mandela

- Menachim Begin (Stern Gang)

I suppose that researching the early history of these individuals is now illegal? I suppose that suggesting that their early life activities were useful or virtuous is now a crime?

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Then there's CURRENT history to consider. I'm sure that there are "freedom fighters" working today -- who are labeled "terrorists" by various governments -- people who in future years will be thought of as "elder statesmen". I suppose that supporting these people today is seen as fundamentally criminal by Sajid Javid?

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Who said "The law is an ass"?

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